Community

Community

The most valuable assets to an open source projects are the people. How do you attract, motivate, retain and encourage your community: both online and in person?

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Location: E 141
Jono Bacon (XPRIZE Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
This day long event aims to provide high-quality training seminars about community management before/during major conferences. This training would provide organizations and individuals an opportunity to have their community-facing staff attend the training and join the conference in the same trip. Read more.
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Location: E147
Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative), Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.), Deborah Bryant (Red Hat), Steve Holden (Holden Web LLC), Paula Hunter (Outercurve Foundation), Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Dave Neary (Red Hat), Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network), Cédric Thomas (OW2), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 14 ratings)
Presented by leaders of multiple open source non-profit foundations, this session introduces choices of governance and organisation for those considering anchoring their community with a non-profit organisation. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Christie Koehler (Mozilla / Stumptown Syndicate), Audrey Eschright (Elevated Code / Stumptown Syndicate), Sherri Koehler (Samatha Yoga / Open Source Bridge / Ignite Portland)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
A fun, interactive, and comprehensive tutorial on how to host a successful code sprint, hackathon, (un)conference or workshop. Read more.
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Location: E144
Elizabeth Leddy (East of Eaton)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
Plone is one of the oldest open source Python communities that still releases today. Despite a decade of trials and tribulations, the community is stronger than ever thanks to a unique Python subculture that is passed from "generation to generation". This talk will cover 10 lessons over 10 years on nurturing an open source community that builds character in addition to software. Read more.
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Location: E144
Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
Many have speculated about why there are so few women in free and open source software. GNOME, in its Outreach Program for Women, addresses many of these issues with impressive success at attracting and then retaining talented women. 10 other organizations have now joined the OPW. In this talk, Karen will discuss why this Program is necessary and why it has been so successful. Read more.
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Location: D136
Mark Lavin (Caktus Consulting Group), Julia Elman (Caktus Consulting Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
Working in teams is an important part of what we do as developers and designers. Whether it's desktop applications or mobile sites, we work hand in hand to create sucessful end products. But how do we work together in different kinds of environments? What is the best work-flow for a mix of skill sets? This talk will outline various methods and work-flows for successful collaboration. Read more.
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Location: E144
Ryan Resella (Upworthy)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
During the 2012 presidential election Obama For America created an Open Source Voter Registration application. The open source application was released by the Democratic National Committee using an open source license. This was the first time that a national presidential campaign had released technology as an open source license. There was much debate on the licensing of this application. Read more.
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Location: D137/138
Jono Bacon (XPRIZE Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
One of the most challenging aspects of growing community is managing conflict and burnout. In this new presentation from Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, he presents a comprehensive guide to the different components of conflict and burnout, signs of problems, conflict resolution, and preventative measures, all wrapped up in his amusing anecdote-laden style. Read more.
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Location: E144
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.), Paula Hunter (Outercurve Foundation), Nóirín Plunkett (Eucalyptus Systems), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse Foundation), Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 8 ratings)
Successful Open Source and Free Software projects have an abundance of great contributors. A common challenge, however, are those tasks outside the expertise or interest of those contributors. Non-profit organizational homes provide an excellent way to solve that aspect of Open Source and Free Software. This session introduces many options that projects can choose from for a non-profit home. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 17 ratings)
Internationally acclaimed public speaker Paul Fenwick talks about depression: What it is, why it sucks, and his own personal experiences in battling it. Drawing from a diverse range of fields, Paul provides insights into the bugs that may exist in your brain, and how some aspects of digital society may even make them worse. Read more.
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Location: E144
Moderated by:
Kate Chapman (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
Panelists:
Heather Leson (Ushahidi), Thea Aldrich (SecondMuse ), Pat Tressel (Sahana Software Foundation), Lindsay Oliver (Geeks Without Bounds), Sara Farmer (Change Assembly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
Have you been involved in open source for a long time but you’d like it to directly impact peoples’ live? Just beginning and want to help others? Access to free and open software can allow communities to make better decisions in case of disaster, help respond to local crises and use the tools in ways you never dreamed. Learn about some of the projects being used and how you can help. Read more.
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Location: E144
Minwoo Park (Inmobi), Sungju Jin (KT)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
Do you know any open source project from Korea? or China / Japan? Language barriers and cultural differences makes open-source in East Asia very unique and different from what you may be used to. Join us to learn more what’s happening in open-source outside of the western world! Read more.
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Location: E144
Asheesh Laroia (Eventbrite)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
In recent years, communities as wide-ranging as Wikihow to Thunderbird have been surveying participants and using this information to improve the experiences of participants. Learn how open source projects are tracking contributors to identify where people fall away, and to nudge them forward, with an eye toward actionable data and addressing possible sources of bias. Read more.
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Location: E144
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.39, 18 ratings)
As your team grows and your projects become more complex, you're going to need a certain amount of process. In this talk I'll explain how to add enough engineering management to be effective without driving engineers crazy. Read more.
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Location: E144
Fran Fabrizio (Minnesota Population Center, U of Minnesota), Peter Clark (Minnesota Population Center, U of Mn)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
When our dev team hit a rut recently, we spent a year examining ourselves - our motivations and values, our processes and tools, our relationships to each other and our customers, even our physical space. We put what we learned to good use and reenergized the team. In this talk we'll share how we did it, some surprises along the way, and techniques that you can use to help reboot your own team. Read more.
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Location: E144
Francesca Krihely (MongoDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
In this session, we will go through how to design a community path to increase user involvement over time. Much of this will go through how to initiate early user engagement through a value proposition and build on that momentum over time. By creating a strong value proposition, in turn you create opportunity and access for your users and build a stronger, more vibrant community. Read more.
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Location: E144
Uri Cohen (GigaSpaces Technologies)
GitHub isn’t just for Git anymore. With new projects, as well as open source and SaaS tools you can get back to basics and build websites the old school way. By foregoing the common CMS platform, you can increase agility and transparency, and put the control of your site back in your hands. Read more.
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Location: D137/138
Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 13 ratings)
Many projects would like to have more people doing more stuff, but delegating seems time-consuming. Meanwhile, new contributor enthusiasm is one of the most valuable commodities in the free software world. Great delegators know how to attract enthusiastic new people and maintain their momentum once they've arrived. Read more.
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Location: E144
Doug Schepers (W3C), Janet Swisher (Mozilla), Eliot Graff (Microsoft)
WebPlatform.org is a community-based documentation site for web developers and designers, based on open principles, process, and software, convened by W3C with stewardship by web industry leaders. This session will explore the pragmatic decisions and challenges faced by creating an open documentation project around technology and standards. Read more.
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Location: E144
Lars Kurth (Citrix Systems Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
To succeed in a world of increased competition, open source projects need to deploy many tools including community management, marketing, governance and tooling. We will show, using Xen as a case study, what happens when a project fails to do this well, and demonstrate how a it can recover from past mistakes through good change management. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.), Shawn Pearce (Google), Carol Smith (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 12 ratings)
In this talk, we'll bring you up to date and answer your questions about the various open source projects at Google. Additionally, Shawn Pearce will update you on Git and Gerrit code review. If you care about the future of Git as a client, you should make time for this talk. Read more.
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Location: E144
Gerardo Capiel (TBD), Edward Cable (The Community for Open Source Microfinance), Deanna McCusker (VMware)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Contributing to Humanitarian FOSS (HFOSS) projects can provide tangible product benefit to organizations building technology for good, and tremendous impact to their beneficiaries. But it can also offer intangible, and often unexpected, benefit to volunteer contributors, helping them expand beyond their core competencies in ways they may never have imagined. Read more.
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Location: Portland 252
Emma Jane Westby (Freelance)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
In this session we'll explore how to give, and receive, useful critiques of our work. We'll talk about the different kinds of critiques that are necessary as an idea develops. The emphasis will be on reviewing subjective work, not the easy stuff like white space at the end of a line. Read more.
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Location: D135
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
In this session, a high level overview of the OpenStack Infra Review and CI systems will be presented, and the workaday life of an OpenStack code contributor and an OpenStack code reviewer will be described. We will then solicit questions from the audience, and hopefully explore ways that this system can help your project. Read more.
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Location: D136
Loic Dachary (Upstream University)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Contributing to Free Software requires a delicate mixture of technical and social skills. Is the developer upstream not being responsive? Does your manager think you're wasting your time? Upstream University has successfully trained developers to become better contributors to projects such as the kernel Linux, and will give each participant a chance to learn new ways of resolving these problems. Read more.
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Location: E144
Ross Gardler (Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.)
Techniques for community development using pre-built cloud based virtual machines that demonstrate your projects strengths and community engagement. Read more.

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